This book discusses the development of radio-wave tomography methods as a means of remote non-destructive testing, diagnostics of the internal structure of semi-transparent media, and reconstruction of the shapes of opaque objects based on multi-angle sounding. It describes physical-mathematical models of systems designed to reconstruct images of hidden objects, based on tomographic processing of multi-angle remote measurements of scattered radio and acoustic (ultrasonic) wave radiation.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Theoretical Fundamentals of Wave Tomography.
1. Mathematical Fundamentals of Direct and Inverse Problems.
2. Electromagnetic Wave Tomography: Theoretical Overview.
3. Diffraction Tomography Techniques.
4. MM-Wave .
5. Electrostatic and Low-Frequency Magnetic
6. Eddy-Current Nondestructive Tomography.
Part 2: Radiowave Tomography Experimental Proof.
7. Radiolocation Tomography of Various Structures and Objects Embedded in Clutter Conditions.
8. Advanced Radio Tomography Techniques.
Part 3: Electromagnetic and Acoustic Tomography Practical Applications.
9. Geological Tomography and Geo-Radars.
10. UWB Tomography of Forested and Rural Environments.
11. Detection and Identification of Alive People in Clutter Conditions.
12. Underwater Detection and Identification of Foreign Objects.
Part 4: Non-Contacting Acoustic Tomography.
13. Ultrasound and Acoustic Tomography Techniques.
Part 5: Low-Frequency Magnetic and Eddy-Current Tomography.
14. Application of Low-Frequency Magnetic and Eddy-Current Tomography.
Part 6: Methods of Visualization and Reconstruction of Tomographic Images.
15. Different Methods of Tomographic Images Visualization.
Nathan Blaunstein was born in Moldova, former USSR, in 1948. He received MS degrees in radio physics and electronics from Tomsk University, Tomsk, former Soviet Union, in 1972, and PhD and DS and professor degrees in radio physics and electronics from the Institute of Geomagnetism, Ionosphere, and Radiowave Propagation (IZMIR), Academy of Science USSR, Moscow, Russia, in 1985 and 1991, respectively. From 1979 to 1984, he was an engineer and a lecturer, and then, from 1984 to 1992, a senior scientist, an associate professor, and a professor at Moldavian University, Beltsy, Moldova. From 1993 he was a researcher of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a visiting professor in the Wireless Cellular Communication Program at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. Since April 2001, he has been an associate professor, and in 2005, a full professor in the Department of Communication Systems Engineering. Dr. Blaunstein has published ten books, two special chapters in handbooks on applied engineering and applied electrodynamics, six manuals, and over 190 articles in radio and optical physics, communication, and geophysics. His research interests include problems of radio and optical wave propagation, diffraction, reflection, and scattering in various media (sub-soil medium, terrestrial environments, troposphere, and ionosphere) for purposes of optical communication and radio and optical location, aircraft, mobile-satellite, and terrestrial wireless communications and networking.